Job Positions

Integrated Advising coach I

Categories: Mid South Region 3

Department:

Center for Integrated Advising and Careers

Institution:

Warren Wilson College

Date Posted:

Mar 4 2021 6:48PM

Close Date:

May 4 2021
 

Position Description

Warren Wilson College is seeking an Integrated Advising Coach I with the right aptitude, education and experience to provide effective and student-centered academic and career advising to students. The Integrated Advising Coach will work closely with students, both through one-on-one advising and campus-wide programming, to help them reflect on their experiences and develop future plans guided by their academic and professional goals. Specifically, Integrated Advising Coaches will help students maximize opportunities available to them by integrating academic plans and applied learning experiences, including hands-on community engagement opportunities, work crews, research, professional internships, student life opportunities, and study abroad courses or programs. Ideal candidates will possess a student-centered approach to education and have experience working with a diverse population of students to identify academic and career opportunities as well as navigating barriers to success. Competitive applicants will have significant experience with academic advising and career development, experience with student leadership development, and a working knowledge of student identity development.

Duties

Integrated Advising (IA) Coaches work with a caseload of students, throughout their entire WWC education, as they intentionally shape their Warren Wilson College education. IA coaches provide pre-major academic advising, major exploration, career development support, and ongoing guidance around identifying opportunities and navigating barriers relating to work, community engagement, and the overall student experience. They do this by engaging students in ongoing exploration, self-evaluation, action planning and critical reflection in order to develop, analyze, and make progress towards personal and professional goals. IA Coaches must incorporate a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion in work with students, both individually and in group programming. This happens through both personal DEI goal development and systemic thinking about equity and inclusion in the design of the Integrated Advising program.

Student Advising
-Provides pre-major academic advising for students; once students declare, faculty major advisors become a part of the advising team and serve as primary academic advisors.
-Supports students in the development of the skills and knowledge needed to successfully attain a Warren Wilson College degree.
-Provides career development support to advisees throughout their four years of college, including guidance in major and career exploration, internship selection, networking, and resume development.
-Supports students in the development of the skills and knowledge needed to create a meaningful and purposeful post-graduation plan.
-Works with students to intentionally complete their work requirement and community engagement commitment in a way that complements their academic and professional goals.
-Serves as primary advocate for students in their adjustment to college life.
-Connects students to campus resources, clarifies institutional policies and practices, and refers students to other staff and faculty when appropriate.
-Serves as a key member of the early alert term, providing response to reported concerns and management of outreach and communications through the Advocate CARE system.
-Keeps up-to-date student records. Teaching and Facilitation
-Teaches classes and/or workshops in the areas of student and career development.
-Facilitates orientation, career development, and academic development workshops.
-Collaborates with Center for Integrated Advising and Careers staff members to evaluate student interests and needs and conceptualize relevant programming.
-Promotes and advocates for institutional programs, policies, requirements, and procedures that enrich the student experience and facilitate student persistence to graduation.
-Collaborates with key campus offices (Registrar’s Office, Academic Affairs, Student Life) to creatively problem-solve barriers to student success.
-Serves as liaison to an academic or campus department Center for Integrated Advising and Careers Support
-Collaborates with Center for Integrated Advising and Careers staff members to evaluate student interests and needs and conceptualize relevant programming.
-Promotes and advocates for institutional programs, policies, requirements, and procedures that enrich the student experience and facilitate student persistence to graduation.
-Collaborates with key campus offices (Registrar’s Office, Academic Affairs, Student Life) to creatively problem-solve barriers to student success.
-Serves as liaison to an academic or campus department Performs other duties as assigned.

Application Process

Interested individuals should view the job description (https://warren-wilson.breezy.hr/p/535f1130da9b-integrated-advising-coach-i) to learn more about the qualifications and job responsibilities for this full-time, exempt position. First consideration will be given to candidates who apply by 5pm EST on March 22nd, 2021. The anticipated start date for this position is June 3rd. Please be aware no relocation assistance is available for this position. All applications must be received electronically.

Institution Information

Warren Wilson College is committed to ensuring that students from a diverse range of identities are able to access education. We recognize that to do so we need to ensure that our staff and faculty reflect a diverse range of identities, worldviews and backgrounds. As a college we particularly seek and welcome candidates from racial and ethnic minorities, women, and members of underrepresented groups. Warren Wilson College is the only national liberal arts college that fully integrates on-campus work and off-campus community engagement into its curriculum. In addition to its innovative experiential program, the College and its 750 students are known for their strong commitment to environmental sustainability, diversity and social justice. The college also features a top-ranked low-residency MFA Program for Writers and a summer-long Swannanoa Gathering of music and folk arts workshops. Recognized for dedication to inclusivity by the Princeton Review—No. 2 “most LGBTQ-friendly” in the nation—Warren Wilson College is a Fiske Guide “best buy” and among College Magazine’s “top 10 greenest campuses.” Undergraduates represent 46 states and 16 countries, and the College contributes more than 58,000 hours to the community through collaborations with 257 service partners. With sought-after majors in environmental studies, creative writing, global studies and outdoor leadership, Warren Wilson College is a community of scholars producing graduates ready to change the world. Visit our website here for more information.

Additional Information

Warren Wilson College is committed to a culture of educational access and ensuring that students and employees from a diverse range of identities and experiences will thrive in this community. Warren Wilson College is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information

Human Resources (828) 771-7043 humres@warren-wilson.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Masters Degree in any field
Two years of experience working within higher education (graduate assistantship included)
One year of experience in higher education with one of the following: advising, mentoring, supervising, and/or teaching
Evidence of diversity, equity and inclusion within developed programs
Evidence of experience with and knowledge of issues of diversity, equity and inclusion
Demonstrated skills in building relationships with students, faculty, and colleagues
Demonstrated evidence of ability to work in a highly collaborative environment

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree in education, counseling, higher education, or related field
One year experience with academic advising
At least one year management of a student worker or leadership program
Facilitation of career development courses/seminars with individuals and/or groups
At least one year experience with event programming